Buon giorno! We are a nine-hour flight away from Italy. Linda, Pete, and I flew from Honolulu to Atlanta yesterday afternoon and met up this morning with cousin Verdine who flew out of Kahului.

Our flight was uneventful except for something warm that moved next to Pete’s legs. He reached down on the cabin floor in the dark and found a cat!

The pet Stella had jiggled the zipper to her soft carrying case in the row in front of us, escaped, and startled us.

Here’s Stella in her bag…

… and out of her bag

Pete and Linda

Me and my cousin Verdine